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RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle Ukrainian forces in the battle for Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the strategic Russian-controlled city of Izium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary general, meanwhile, told a meeting in Germany that Ukraine could win the war, calling for more military support and fast-track approval of Finland and Sweden's expected bids to join the alliance.
Cybercriminals looking to target Albertans are increasingly using Alberta Health Service's name to do so, says the organization's top information security officer. The attacks — typically in the form of a phishing text or email — started before the pandemic, prompting the health body to issue a warning to Albertans. But the number of people impersonating Alberta Health Services has only increased since then, says Robert Martin, chief information security officer at AHS. "We're being used as a re
Policy-makers, industry regulators and investors must team up to mandate that corporations provide CEOs with financial compensation for reducing carbon footprints.
HALIFAX — A workplace death investigation is underway following a fatality last week at a Michelin tire plant in Nova Scotia. The provincial Department of Labour issued a brief statement Sunday saying a worker died Wednesday at Michelin’s plant in Waterville, N.S. The statement said a stop work order issued for the equipment involved in the incident is still in place. “As this is an active investigation, we cannot confirm details regarding the incident,” the department said. Andrew Mutch, presid
Ottawa's French Catholic school board is apologizing to students at an Orléans high school and their families after hundreds of students protested a dress code enforcement blitz. Disgruntled students at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges took to the street Friday to protest the previous day's enforcement blitz, in which mainly girls were called out into the hallway to see if their clothing conformed to the rules. On Saturday, a letter from the school board's director of education, Mar
Natalia Chenier sometimes feels like she's dreaming, as she walks around at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec City. "I've wanted to do this for so long. I still can't believe I'm here. It's amazing!" she said. Chenier is a forward with the Girls PeeWee All-Stars, the only all-female team playing in the 2022 edition of the storied tournament, which brings together 130 teams from all over the world. She's excited about taking to the big ice at the Videotron Centre, after the to
Ukraine’s Eurovision victory came as a boost to morale in a country shaken by war. But some stressed it’s important that concrete help follows suit. View on euronews
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St. John's experienced all four seasons on Sunday, but it didn't stop spring cleanup efforts across the city. About 200 people headed to the Outer Ring Road early in the morning to help rid the highway of trash. The entire route from Kenmount Road to Logy Bay Road was closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so teams could safely bag and remove trash. Despite a cold rain turning to snow in the early afternoon, 15-year-old Lucas Barrett was committed to the cause. "It doesn't really bother me much," he said
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and former state senator, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen, who led on the first two ballots, regained the lead on the seventh ballot with 59%, just below the 60% needed to claim the endorsement, once Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy backed him after being eliminated on the sixth ballot. “Game ove
Toronto police say a 36-year-old man remains in life-threatening condition after he was hit by a car, then dragged for 100 metres along Church Street in The Village. Officers were called to the area of Church Street and Wood Street shortly after midnight on Sunday. The man was standing in a northbound lane when a grey Honda minivan struck him and dragged him before crashing into an outdoor patio set up in the lane. Police said the driver fled the scene but they found his vehicle on Jarvis Street
After blanking the L.A. Kings 2-0 in Game 7 on Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers are preparing for round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, according to newly leaked data obtained by The Associated Press. (May 16)
MONTREAL — Demonstrators gathered in downtown Montreal to protest Quebec's contentious language bill today. The protesters, who rallied across from Dawson College before marching two kilometres to Premier François Legault's office, called for revisions to the legislation, which aims to strengthen the province's French-language charter. Bill 96, which is expected to pass this month, would impose tougher language requirements on workplaces and municipalities. It also seeks to limit the use of Engl
Residents of Hay River, N.W.T., were able to return to town as of 6 p.m. Sunday, but the mayor warns that some areas are still without power, water and sewer services, and road access. "We know that people are frustrated and they've been sitting there waiting," said Kandis Jameson. Now, she added, "At least they have access to their homes — whether they're livable or not, is yet to be seen." Jameson also cautioned returning residents that if their homes are uninhabitable, there are limited-to-no
A teenage gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday before he surrendered, authorities said. (May 14)
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Ontario reported 1,392 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Saturday, down by 61 from Friday and down by 171 from one week ago. Of those in hospital,156 required intensive care — a decrease of 12 from the previous day's total— and 70 patients needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The province reported at least 1,575 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, down by 394 from Friday. These cases were confirmed through the 15,102 tests processed within the past 24 hours. Due to testing limitations, o
ATLANTA (AP) — The great vote-by-mail wave appears to be receding just as quickly as it arrived. After tens of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020, voters in early primary states are returning in droves to in-person voting this year. In Georgia, one of the mostly hotly contested states, about 85,000 voters had requested mail ballots for the May 24 primary, as of Thursday. That is a dramatic decrease from the nearly 1 million who cas
Australians will vote for a government on Saturday, with recent polls showing Morrison's Liberal-National coalition on track to lose to centre-left Labor, which would end nine years of conservative government. Morrison's Liberal Party formally launched its campaign in Brisbane on Sunday, with Morrison detailing the housing policy at the event in a last-ditch appeal to voters.